The Reworked Pantheon LoL patch 9.16 just went live and it brings big changes to Pantheon’s old spell kit which was not powerful enough. Pantheon’s old playstyle remains roughly the same, though build choices and itemization can vary depending on what lane you’re playing and versus what champion. Choosing the best Pantheon 9.16 League of Legends build is crucial if you want to win games and rank up in the current meta because building random things on Pantheon won’t make him as powerful as he can be. In this article we’re going to go through what are the Pantheon 9.16 rework changes in League of Legends and which are the best 9.16 LoL Reworked Pantheon Builds.
Pantheon’s “Mortal Will” passive skill doesn’t allow him to block basic attacks anymore. Instead, after five basic attacks or ability casts, Pantheon’s next ability (Q, W, or E) is empowered and gains new bonuses.
Pantheon’s Q “Comet Spear” has three variations now.
By tapping the Q key, Pantheon will strike in a single direction and damage enemies in a line.
Holding the Q key will throw the Comet Spear in a line.
Empowering the Comet Spear will add bonus damage to it and make the hits slow enemies.
Pantheon’s W “Shield Vault” remains the same, he dashes onto an enemy & stuns them while dealing damage. Empowering the Shield Vault will make Pantheon’s next basic attack hit up to three times after Shield Vaulting.
Pantheon’s E “Aegis Assault” has been completely reworked as it is a defensive skill now. Pantheon holds his shield up, gaining invulnerability to damage from enemies in that direction and dealing damage continuously. By empowering Aegis Assault Pantheon will make it last longer.
Lastly, Pantheon’s R “Grand Starfall” ultimate no longer has such a long channeling time and circular aoe. Pantheon jumps and rolls onto a location, dealing damage to enemies he passes through. Once the ultimate is done, he instantly gains Mortal Will (passive) bonus.
LoL Best 9.16 Reworked Pantheon Build Top/Mid
This Pantheon build is very strong on Top Lane but reworked Pantheon can also be played on the Middle lane in some matchups.
+9 Adaptive, +9 Adaptive and +8 Magic Resist OR +6 Armor depending on your opponent.
These are currently the preferred spell choices for AD Pantheon Top or Middle. In case you’re versus an opponent with high lane presence and sustain feel free to switch out Ignite for teleport.
Starting Items (Pick One)
The full build Pantheon AD Top/Mid build items are sorted in the order of importance (Black Cleaver first, Guardian Angel last). Depending on matchups, you can also change Tabi’s for the MR boots, and swap Spear of Shojin for Maw of Malmortius.
The skill order at which you upgrade abilities remains the same as the old Pantheon. Max out Spear (Q), then Aegis Assault (E) and lastly Shield Vault.
LoL Best 9.16 Reworked Pantheon Build Jungle
Jungle Pantheon is currently the strongest choice if you want to test him out or play on ranked. This Pantheon Jungle build is incredible as it will make you tanky enough whilst still dealing damage and being mobile.
The bonus runes as you can see are +9 Adaptive, +9 Adaptive and +6 Armor. In rare cases you’ll want to go Magic Resist instead of Armor (if you’re vs full AP teams).
On a Pantheon Jungler build you’ll obviously want to use Smite. Lastly, Flash is the 2nd choice as it’s just an invaluable skill for any champion. Technically you could also use Ghost for the movement speed but Flash+Shield Vault combo is just too good to pass up on for ganking.
Since Pantheon excels during early to mid game, Stalker’s Blade with Warrior (AD) enchantment is the best choice. Next, you can pick between Mobility boots or Tabi’s. Youumu’s Ghostblade is a must for Pantheon and Guardian Angel helps a lot with survivability. The last two items purely depend on what your team is lacking– and what role you’re trying to play. Want to be tanky? Dead Man’s Plate and Thornmail. More damage? Death’s Dance and Maw of Malmortius/Duskblade.
The ability order for Jungler Pantheon in 9.16 has a slight difference over the Top/Mid one. Getting Aegis Assault (Heartseeker) rank 2 on level 8 will help with jungle clear due to its aoe. The basic order is to may Q first, then E and lastly W. Note that you must take Shield Vault (Aegis) on lvl 2 so you can gank early and be able to 1v1 the enemy jungler on crab.
Pantheon 9.16 Jungle Clear Order
1. Red buff
5. Scuttle Crab
6. Gank or do Blue buff